Aeration / Overseeding Services

Aeration/Overseeding Services

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Aerating and overseeding your lawn is one of the best things you can do for it in Northern Virginia. Our lawns suffer from compaction due to a predominant heavy clay soil type. Mechanical core aeration greatly alleviates compaction as well as improves the uptake of water and nutrients.

Overseeding fills in bare areas and increases the density and thickness of your lawn. In addition, not all grass seed is created equal. At Campbell Lawn & Irrigation, we only use the highest quality, blue-tag certified seed. This seed has improved dark green color, disease resistance, drought tolerance and overall appearance. We apply seed at the recommended rate of 5 pounds of seed per thousand square feet.

Benefits of Campbell's Aeration/Overseeding Services Include:

High quality, blue tag certified seed

Seed has improved dark green color & improved drought resistance

Campbell's provides flags for clients to mark irrigation heads

Full service irrigation company if irrigation heads are damaged

Leave behind complimentary bag of seed for touch ups

Starter fertilizer to enhance seed establishment

What Clients Are Saying on Google

"I have been using Campbell Landscaping for the past 3 years for Irrigation services and have had great experience with them.   They provide easy online scheduling for service and the crew was very helpful in showing me how configure and optimize my sprinkler system."

-Forrest R.

"Campbell's does a great job all around as a family owned landscaping company .  They take the time to advise what kind of lawn care is needed and carry it out well.  We've have both lawn services and an irrigation system installed by Campbell's.  At this point we wouldn't use anyone else.  Their customer service is awesome and their prices reasonable."

-Daniel W.

"Campbell landscaping installed a four zone irrigation system for me in the spring. Their team did a phenomenal job of walking me through the process and expectations of the system. They continue to follow up with me to make sure everything is working properly and that I am happy with my lawn."

-Chris H.

Aeration/ Overseeding FAQ's

Do I need to mark my irrigation system before the aeration?

Yes. We ask that you mark all irrigation heads and electric dog fences beforehand so they are not damaged during aeration. We provide clients with the flags beforehand so they can do this before our visit. We will email you in advance so you have time to do this.

How often do I need to water new grass seed?

We provide detailed watering instructions at the time of service, however plan on watering everyday until germination, which usually takes about 7-10 days.

How soon after overseeding can I mow?

Once the seed has emerged, we generally recommend that you wait 2 weeks before mowing areas where new seed is becoming established. For established lawn areas that were overseeded, there is no need to skip mowings.

Do aeration and overseeding need to be done at the same time?

No. Aeration and overseeding accomplishes two different things. Aeration alleviates compaction of the soil and can be done virtually anytime throughout the year. Overseeding replenishes bare areas and improves lawn density and needs to be done in the fall, when temperatures are cooler.

Do I need to aerate every season?

We recommend aerating once every few years while overseeding every year. Most home lawns do not receive enough foot traffic to compact soils enough to need yearly aeration. Overseeding should be done every year as our predominant grass type, Tall Fescue, does not spread, so bare areas will only fill in by planting new seed.

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